Increased Bowel Movement

The quick movement of the fluids and food along the digestive tract results in less absorption of water, bile, and sugars, thereby resulting in yellow or green color, frequent and loose stools. Increased bowel movements in infants result in toddler's diarrhea and are generally not due to an infection or an underlying disease. It typically occurs in children between the age of six months and five years.

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My 7-month-old-child poops more than 20 times a day. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 7 months old. She keeps pooping. She at least poops 20 diapers a day. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A baby of 7 months old passing stools of around 20 times a day is not normal. There are some diseases which can cause this type of symptom. The possibility of celiac disease should be ruled out. In celiac disease, there is an allergy to glut...  Read Full »

Are frequent bowel movements and hematuria symptoms of low digestive enzymes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing trouble with my bowels for the past one and a half weeks. I would normally have big stools, and go often daily, sometimes every other day, and rarely once every three days. I have been having more frequent bowel movements, but they have become much smaller and...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the data you have posted. There is no such intestinal cause for hematuria. Hematuria may be microscopic or macroscopic.Microscopic can be known only through urine examination, as you told that you were told to have hematuria I suppose you have mi...  Read Full »

I poop five to six times a day. Is this something worrying?

Query: Hello doctor, I have frequent pooping problem. Usually, I poop five to six times a day. It has been happening for the last three years. The stools are hard and I do not suffer from any loose motion. Also, my weight has increased a lot during the last three years and I have gained 82 kgs from being 6...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Increased weight is a common issue with many possible causes like: Hypothyroidism. Bad eating habits. Lack of exercise. Cushing's disease. Please provide me with more details about your eating habits. You should not worry about the Tretinoin treatment as ...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a child to have bowel movement every time they pass urine?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter of 10 years passes stool every time she urinates. This is happening the last two days. She is somewhat plumpy, otherwise healthy. Currently, she has a cold and cough but, not taking medication. Last week, she took Metacef for a chest congestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bowel and bladder dysfunction are quite common during illness. There is nothing much to fear. Did she have any antibiotic in the recent past? Does she complain of any abdominal pain? Could you specify whether the stool consistency was watery or solid? I suggest tab...  Read Full »

Can a side back pain affect continuous bowel movement?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three to four months, I have been experiencing some sort of a side back pain when I turn or twist to the right. I also noticed that I have been having loose stools as well, all this period. I went to the hospital for a check up and was asked to go for a scan. I did the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. Sorry for the discomfort you are having. I have seen your USG (ultrasonography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is normal. Side lower back pain with continuous bowel movements that is loose stool is an unusual...  Read Full »

I am a perimenopausal woman with bowel problems, and I am about to take medications to stop my periods. Can my bowel handle these medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I ate a lot of grapes and had large bowel movements yesterday and today. I had a colonoscopy four months back as I had problems with the bowels. The colonoscopy was clear, and I take it the unlikelihood of anything such as bowel cancer appearing in that time frame is slim. The other th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. 1) I would suggest you take plenty of water, high vegetables and fruits (high fiber diet), and a polyethylene glycol sachet for constipation in case of need. 2) If you did your colonoscopy about four to five months bac...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old male with uncontrollable bowel movements. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22, almost 23 years old, male. For over a year now, I have had uncontrollable bowel movements. It consists of diarrhea 90 % of the time, and I constantly have gas pains. Six out of seven days, I continually have abdominal pain and mid to lower back pain, and I always feel the need to...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is a condition called inflammatory bowel syndrome, and the symptoms are similar. Since all the investigation is clear, I strongly suspect it is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms can often be reduced by...  Read Full »

My doctor suggested colonoscopy for my internal hemorrhoids . What are the treatment methods available apart from surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,I have occasional bleeding with abnormal bowel movements for the past three days because of changes in diet and travel to other countries. My doctor suggested colonoscopy. I did the same before ten months and was diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids. There is no pain. I do not want surgery....  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can be removed by surgery or more minor procedures like band ligation in the clinic itself, but if you are not willing for it right now, there are many things you can do to manage it, like Hemorrhoid home care warm bath or Sitz Bath. It is a time-honored therapy...  Read Full »

I mistakenly took Iron tablets two days prior to my colonoscopy appointment. Could this alter my colonoscopy results?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been for a colonoscopy due to changes in my bowel habit. I had been on Iron tablets due to iron deficiency anemia caused by heavy periods during the perimenopausal stage. I was so busy getting ready for my bowel preparation that I forgot about not taking the Iron tablets. I had s...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your description and understand your concern. Do not worry; consumption of one Iron tablet will not affect your colonoscopy results. Anyways you had been preparing your bowel for days before the procedure, and that tablet was also taken two days ...  Read Full »

Can my current medication of Normaxin and Rifagut cure chronic diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor,My weight is 47 kg, and my height is 5 feet and 9 inches. I was diagnosed with chronic diarrhea. The doctor has suggested medicines like Normaxin, Rifagut 400 and VSL#3. Are these effective for chronic diarrhea and gas? What foods should I take so that I start gaining some weight?  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The medicines you are on are usually used to treat chronic diarrhea. In addition, I can suggest a few things. Avoid the long-term use of these medicines. Keep it handy for troublesome situations only. Try to lead a stress and anxiety-free life, as these can alter your ...  Read Full »

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